Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.16 oz.) consists of eight, new shades of the Moondust Eyeshadow formula housed in a “glittery” plastic compact. It looks like silvery glitter, but it doesn’t feel like loose glitter (so you won’t get a bunch of glitter shedding over time but can appreciate the look of it!). The Moondust formula is specifically designed to be over-the-top sparkly with “minimal fallout” and sheerer coverage dry, more “intense color payout” when applied wet. I like using flat, synthetic brushes (or fingertips, as the brand suggests) that have been slightly dampened by a spritz of just water. If you want extra-long hold, I would still recommend a glitter adhesive, but I get pretty good wear with little fall out without any primers or adhesive, as the formula has a smoother, almost wet consistency. They work better combined with other eyeshadows than using several at once, and they tend to look more impressive in person than in still photos.
Specter is a light pink with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was soft, lightly loose in the pan, and blended out with only a little bit of fall out when applied dry but had no fall out when patted on with a damp brush.
MAC Pastelluxe #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). YSL Paris #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Charmed (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Rose Riot (140) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Claretluxe #1 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Earthshine (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Halo (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay SWF (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Noble Descent (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Dust (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Element is a medium-dark, coppered red with warm undertones and chunky glitter and light pink sparkle. It had a drier, looser texture in the pan, which resulted in more “powdery” application (glittery, really). This one was better applied with a damp brush and patted on, which I found to minimize the looseness, as dry application sheered out easily and resulted in some fall out. It lasted for eight hours both wet and dry, but the wet application had almost no fall out while the dry application had a little (nothing major, though, and certainly impressive for a glittery eyeshadow).
Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala Glitter (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Magnetic is a medium purple with warmer undertones and a sparkling, glittery finish. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and was opaque when applied damp. The consistency was soft, blendable, but a little loose in the pan, which resulted in chunky bits getting dislodged, so I had the best luck when I applied in thinner layers with a dampened brush. The color lasted for eight hours both wet and dry, though dry had a little fall out (which is as described). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Butterfly Party (LE, $32.50) is darker (85% similar). MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.